That’s natural delights, sport, history and lots of fun, says Ruth Brindle Watching the Red Sox baseball team play in their Florida spring training home of Fort Myers was just one of the highlights of a fabulous trip that had also encompassed history and stunning natural beauty, not to mention deep relaxation. I’d seen the Sox play in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park but on a weekend visit to their Fenway South stadium JetBlue Park, it felt really familiar as the iconic Green Monster wall is replicated right down to the vintage-style manual scoreboard. A fabulous, fun day out for all ages and they won the game too which added to the excitement. Singing Take Me Out To The Ballgame and Sweet Caroline with thousands of others was quite an experience. We stayed just a 10-minute drive from the stadium at the Drury’s Inn and Suites Fort Myers. It was a great location for discovering the area and just a short walk from the front door is the Gulf Coast Town Centre with … [Read more...] about Travel: Fort Myers and Sanibel have it all
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Michael Braun Fort Myers News-Press Published 9:22 PM EDT Jul 11, 2019 FORT MYERS, Fla. – Investigators are looking into who or what made a penetrating gash in the head of a bottlenose dolphin that was later found dead on a Florida beach. Investigators from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's Office of Law Enforcement said marine mammal experts saw the wound after the dolphin was found dead on Upper Captiva Island in the Gulf of Mexico near Fort Myers. The association announced a $38,000 reward Thursday for a conviction related to the death. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recovered the animal at the end of May, and a necropsy revealed it had been impaled in the head with a spear-like object while alive. “It takes a truly callous person to stab a gentle dolphin in the head,” said Kate MacFall, Florida state director for the Humane Society of the United States. “Dolphins are among the most … [Read more...] about Dolphin impaled in head found dead on Florida’s Captiva Island
Maddy Lauria Salisbury Daily Times Published 12:29 PM EDT May 29, 2019 WILMINGTON, Del. — Twelve dead dolphins have washed up on bay and ocean breaches in Delaware over the last two months. Among the most recent: A decomposed bottlenose dolphin calf showed up on Memorial Day at Cape Henlopen State Park, and another was found Saturday on the coast in Rehoboth Beach. What caused many of those deaths remains unclear: Most of the dolphins that washed ashore were largely decomposed by the time officials arrived from the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute (MERR) in Lewes. In an ocean filled with predators and scavengers, as well as the sun beating down on hot days, it can often be a challenge to get good enough tissue and fluid samples to figure out what happened. “I’m not seeing anything out of the ordinary whatsoever at this point,” said Suzanne Thurman, executive director of MERR. “It’s always … [Read more...] about Dolphins keep washing up dead in Delaware. But why?
Amy Bennett Williams Fort Myers News-Press Published 10:00 AM EDT May 20, 2019 FORT MYERS, Fla. – A second dolphin in a month died on a Florida beach with a bellyful of trash. This time, the male bottlenose, which stranded May 7, had eaten a 24-inch-long plastic shower hose – complete with nozzle and metal radiator clamp – that looks to be from a camping rig. Last month, a female rough-toothed dolphin calf who'd also washed up on Fort Myers Beach was found to have two plastic bags and a balloon fragment in her stomach. Both dolphins were given post-mortem exams called necropsies by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, which is how the trash was discovered. Although the garbage is "a significant finding," according to an institute Facebook post, "there are many additional factors to consider before a final cause of stranding and death for the dolphin can be determined. Samples … [Read more...] about Plastic trash: Dead dolphin ate 2-foot-long plastic shower hose
Jayne O'Donnell USA TODAY Published 9:05 AM EDT May 20, 2019 McLEAN, Va. – The nation's medical system falls far short of meeting the demand for teen mental health services because cases of suicide and psychiatric disorders are skyrocketing, underscoring a public health crisis that is already costing Americans billions to combat. Research from federal regulators and medical groups shows the suicide rate for young people ages 10 to 19 rose by 56% from 2007 to 2016, the latest year for which figures are available. Only 40% of young people with major depression got treatment, according to the National Institute for Mental Health. Severe depression is a common precursor to suicide, which kills thousands of children and teenagers a year in the USA. Suicides and suicide attempts cost the nation about $70 billion a year in lifetime costs for medical care and lost work hours. The staggering price tag doesn't end there. Serious mental … [Read more...] about Teen suicide, depression soar but treatment hard to find